Police kill Houston strip mall shooter

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HOUSTON — Police say they’ve shot a suspect who opened fire in southwest Houston Monday morning.

At least six people were transported to hospitals with injuries, Houston Office of Emergency Management spokesman Michael Walter said.

An emergency alert from the city said the shooting scene is believed to be contained to the area of a shopping center and warned residents to avoid the area.

Authorities have not released further details about the shooting, which took place in a strip mall parking lot near the corner of Weslayan Street and Bissonnet Street in southwest Houston, according to CNN affiliate KTRK.

Firefighters and police swarmed the scene as gunfire rang out, KTRK said.

There are no reports of additional suspects, police said.